Comparison of digital meeting tools

Function

Zoom

S4B

Teams

Comments

Free for all staff and students

Yes

Yes

Yes


Works for meetings with everyone, everywhere

Yes

Yes

Yes

Some authorities/organisations choose to limit the communication.

Participate via link in meeting invitation

Yes

Yes

Yes

The meeting host sends out a link that opens in a browser or online app.

Chat with all participants during meetings

Yes

Yes

Yes


Chat with individual participants during meetings

Yes

No

Ja


Participant list

Yes

Yes

Yes


Remote control of screen

Yes

No

No

 

Recording of meetings

Yes

Yes

Yes

Zoom and S4B autosaves locally on the computer and can easily be uploaded to LUplay or Youtube.

Break-out rooms for discussions and subdivision

Yes

No

No

This is a way of subdividing the group with each group having the possibility of participating in discussions and presentations.

Be able to change view of screen as participant

Yes

Yes

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See whether participants in the room are focusing or not

Yes

No

No

In Zoom, you can monitor if the participants are focusing on the meeting or if they are working on something else on their computers.

Lock participant's view

No

No

No

Call-in function

Yes

No

Yes

 

Voting (Poll)

Yes

No

No

 

Moderated Q&A

Yes

No

No

In Zoom, this is available via the webinar function.

Screensharing

Yes

Yes

Yes


Control participant settings

Yes

Yes

Yes

In Zoom, participant settings can be controlled in more detail.

Waiting room before going live/meeting starts

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

Whiteboard

Yes

No

No

 

Live captioning (subtitles)

Yes

No

Yes

Zoom offers the possibility of assigning a participant to transcribe live during the meeting. Teams has automatic transcription.

Integrated Outlook

No*

Yes

Yes

*Zoom offers .msg booking files that can be sent.

Work collectively on a document

No*

Yes

Yes

*In Zoom, share documents via LU Box, Office 365 or Google Drive and share your screen.





 










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